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Dr. Shannon Smith-Stephens

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certifications:  BSN, MSN, DNP, APRN-BC, SANE
Research Interests:  Suicide prevention in primary care and relationship of oral and general health


Dr. Smith-Stephens is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing.  She previously served Director of Counseling & Health Services at Morehead State University where she has served four years in both health care provider and administrative roles.  Smith-Stephens currently practices as a family nurse practitioner at Fayette Regional Detention Center in Lexington, KY and Grayson Health Park, Grayson, KY.
Dr. Smith-Stephens has been a practicing clinician for both primary and acute care.  Her areas of practice expertise include primary care and internal medicine, college health, women’s health.  She also practiced as a critical care nurse prior to licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner.   She received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky and maintains national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

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